mitis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Latin mitis (mild).

Noun[edit]

mitis (uncountable)

  1. (attributive) A process for producing malleable iron castings by melting wrought iron, to which from 0.05 to 0.1 per cent of aluminum is added to lower the melting point, usually in a petroleum furnace, keeping the molten metal at the bubbling point until it becomes quiet, and then pouring the molten metal into a mold lined with a special mixture consisting essentially of molasses and ground burnt fire clay.
  2. The malleable iron produced by this technique.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *meh₁y- (mild, soft).

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Adjective[edit]

mītis m, f (neuter mīte); third declension

  1. Mild, mellow, mature, ripe; sweet, juicy, succulent.
  2. (of the soil) Light, fruitful, mellow.
  3. (of a river) Calm, gentle, placid.
  4. (of the weather), Peaceful, pleasant, clement, calm.
  5. (figuratively) Soft, tolerable, peaceful, gentle, mild.
    Beati mites: quoniam ipsi possidebunt terram.
    Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth. — Vulgate, Mt 5, 4.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative mītis mīte mītēs mītia
genitive mītis mītium
dative mītī mītibus
accusative mītem mīte mītēs mītia
ablative mītī mītibus
vocative mītis mīte mītēs mītia

Antonyms[edit]

  • (sweet, mellow, soft; peaceful): immītis

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Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

mitis

  1. accusative plural of mit